Montelimar is located in the area of “La Drome ” in the southern part of France. It enjoys spectacular warm weather and is famous for its production of Nougat. At one time there were over thirty Nougat factories in the town , but today there are just a handful.
Like many towns in France , Montelimar celebrates several festivals. During the Autumn there is a festival of food and wine, where local producers are able to display their wares to the public. A few years ago the Mayor of the town, Mr Franck Reynier re-introduced the “Banquet Republicaine ” in the town . The Banquet receives over five thousand Montelien and visitors from surrounding areas into Montelimar, where the main street is lined with tables and chairs and people are served food and wine from neighbouring restaurants.
It is quite an experience !
Choral Arpege Montelimar
The members of Choral Arpege have had a very successful twinning link with Mountain Ash & District Choral Society since 2004.
The exchange started in July 2004, when a small group of 21 French choristers visited Mountain Ash . They received an outstanding
Welsh reception and firm friendships were formed immediately. Each year, the exchange has grown in number of participants, with
55 members of the Mountain Ash Choir visiting Montelimar in October 2015.